LGBTI Intern at Kenya Human Rights Commission

On Friday, July 26th, 2013

Job Description: LGBTI Intern

Overall Purpose of the Job

To ensure LGBTI persons are participating in public and democratic spaces.
Project interactions and target groups: LGBTI Rights organizations, Human Rights organizations.
Representatives of Religious Organizations, Lawyers, and Judges.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work towards the realization of the LGBTI movements Multi-Tier Approach (MTA) for Equality & Non-Discrimination.
  • Link in with international human rights interventions on LGBTI rights.
  • Strengthen the capacity and visibility of LGBTI organizations.
  • Carry out urgent action response to human rights violations faced by LGBTI persons.
  • Represent KHRC at LGBTI ‘Litigation Collective’ meetings.
  • Build relationships with religious stakeholders. organizations looking at the inter-sectionality between
  • LGBTI persons and persons with disabilities and mainstream human rights organizations on LGBTI rights.
  • Build relationships with lawyers and the judiciary on LGBTI rights.
  • Assist with fundraising for KHRC‘s LGBTI work.
Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree in Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Anthropology or other relevant social science.
  • At least a years’ experience of working on LGBTI Rights issues in Kenya.
  • A strong understanding of the national, regional and international LGBTI rights issues and relevant mechanisms.
  • Proven track record in undertaking research, policy/legislative work and advocacy on LGBTI rights issues.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with or coordinating partnerships with community and national level organizations and networks.
How to Apply
If you believe you fit the profile, submit your application and CV detailing your suitability for the post and include a daytime telephone contact and three referees to [email protected] 
The closing date for this position is on 2nd August 2013.

KHRC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and will recruit the most qualified person irrespective of race, marital status, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or nationality.

Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

Only successful candidates will be contacted
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